Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

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Field-based education programs and practicums in Costa Rica and South Africa

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Field-based education programs and practicums in Costa Rica and South Africa

What Makes Us Unique:
The only program based in Kruger National Park, South Africa, as well as three different field stations in Costa Rica, OTS is the gold-standard for field-based education in life sciences. Our organization is committed to the betterment of our local, on-site communities by incorporating them into the learning experiences of our programs. Rather than the normal, “extractive” experience, we promote a “fair trade”, or two-way model where US-based students and local South Africans and Costa Ricans More learn from each other. At our core, we are a research institution, always looking to promote scientific research in the tropics. We attract non-typical students who are looking for a unique study abroad experience, who are looking to build the foundation for a career in STEM, life sciences, biology or other fields.

What’s Included in Our Programs:

All lodging, domestic travel, and three meals a day. This also includes many expeditions into the cloud forests of Costa Rica, or game drives deep into the savannas of South Africa.

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TERMS:
Semester – Spring, Short Term – Summer, Semester – Fall


LOCATIONS:
Costa Rica, South Africa


COURSES:
Animal Science, Biology, Botany, Conservation and Preservation, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Field Studies, Healthcare, Human Rights, Indigenous Cultures, Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Medicine, More Natural Sciences, Pre-Med, Public Health, Public Policy, Sustainable Development, Veterinary, Wildlife Sciences


INTERNSHIPS:
Animal Science, Biology, Botany, Conservation and Preservation, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Field Studies, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences